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    Default Washington Post: New Wire Act opinion was "long sought" by Adelson

    This comes as absolutely no surprise to those of us in the industry that have followed it closely. In fact, our own J. Todd has been beating this drum for a long, long time.

    But if was refreshing this week to see a mainstream media outlet in the U.S. was sharp enough to point out that Sheldon Adelson was a driving force behind last month's decision by the Department of Justice to declare that the Wire Act applies to not only sports betting, but any form of gambling crossing state lines.

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    In their letter this week, the state attorneys general argued that the opinion “tramples over the law and states’ rights . . . to upend the settled expectation on which we have been relying of near a decade.”

    It also rankled gambling companies, who see online wagering as a growth market and a way to compete with Adelson’s bricks-and-mortar casino empire.

    Adelson has previously promised to “spend whatever it takes” to block online gambling. He has said he is acting out of concern for the welfare of young people and economically vulnerable citizens who could fall prey to the lure of online gambling.

    The casino magnate and his top congressional allies have long called for a reversal of the Justice Department’s 2011 opinion. Sessions said at his 2017 confirmation hearing that he would to look into the interpretation of the Wire Act.

    Adelson is a top ally of Trump. In October, he and his wife Miriam contributed $500,000 to a fund set up to help pay legal expenses incurred by aides to the president drawn into the Russia investigation, tax records show. The following month, Trump awarded Miriam Adelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.
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    Me thinks that a "French Revolution" is required in the good 'ol USA.

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    All they keep doing is making life impossible for both players and affiliates alike. The “worst decision” they’ve made to the Wire Act.
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